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Tropical Fruit => Tropical Fruit Discussion => Topic started by: Brandon Burke on June 24, 2022, 04:01:55 AM

Title: Need help saving mango tree/ whats wrong with it?
Post by: Brandon Burke on June 24, 2022, 04:01:55 AM
Two days ago I got a nam doc mai 4# mango that I ordered online. I noticed that the leaves looked yellowish and knew it didnt look normal as ive grown mango trees from seeds. Today I decided to repot it into the potting mix that ive been using.

This is what the plant looked like after I got it.

(https://i.postimg.cc/hQWVGF6B/1655873413894.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hQWVGF6B)

(https://i.postimg.cc/HVmQDgb0/1655873412622.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/HVmQDgb0)

It had a heavy layer of mulch on top of it and it looked like it was in some kind of sandy-ish soil that was mucky and felt like removing soft clay from around it at parts. This is what the roots looked like after I removed most of the soil.


(https://i.postimg.cc/xXwfh0zn/1656030529068.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/xXwfh0zn)

(https://i.postimg.cc/YvG2d4jd/1656030530228.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/YvG2d4jd)

My guess is that it has severe root rot but im not sure as ive had mangoes with root rot before and they still had green leaves. Today I repotted it into a mixture of 30 % peat moss (the fine kind), 30% coarse perlite, 30% pumice and 10% quartz rock (which is called cherry stone #2). I didn't remove any roots, or wash them under water. Used a very low amount of fertilizer as I was watering it. And put it into a location where it gets no direct sun or bright light. Im hoping with time it will just start re-growing new roots and the rotted roots will decay away. Or if it starts growing/grows new healthy roots I might repot it again and remove all of the black roots if it has a healthy amount of new roots in the future (im hoping one or two months from now).
 I currently have a mango I grew from seed doing fine growing in 30% peat moss, 60 % coarse perlite, 10% quartz rock and im stressing that maybe I should have put it into that instead.

Can anyone give me advice on what I could do to help save this mango, or diagnose the problem? It would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Title: Re: Need help saving mango tree/ whats wrong with it?
Post by: Plantinyum on June 24, 2022, 07:12:10 AM
As u describe it, the problem may have been too much water. U say the soil felt like modeling clay which i think is not good.
Now as u have repotted it, keep it at a shady place up untill u see some new growth, then introduce it to more sun. Thats what i would do with any plant in this condition.
Also be carefull to not overwater, as this may have been the problem in the first place.